Turns out he digs them and thinks they get an important aspect of the books right time and time again.
“What they get right,” Stine tells Cinema Blend, “is the mix of humor and horror. Because, I mean, if you read a Goosebumps book, it’s got a lot of laughs in it, a lot of teasing. Mainly because I don’t really want to terrify kids, you know, and I think they get that mix of scary stuff. They go into this old house, they find this book hidden room back, they opened it up, but there’s also a lot of laughs. I think that they had the right mix.”
Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween is directed by Ari Sandel (The DUFF) from a screenplay written by Rob Lieber. It stars Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell.
It’s now playing in theaters.
Two boys face an onslaught from witches, monsters, ghouls and a talking dummy after they discover a mysterious book by author R.L. Stine.